In recent times, United States and Russia have had much to squabble over. More
In recent times, United States and Russia have had much to squabble over. However, between the Russian occupation of Crimea, the U.S. sanctions that followed, as well as granting Edward Snowden asylum; Russia’s and the United States leadership is threatening to finally push these old foes to full blown conflict – the Second Cold War. Since the end of the Cold War in the early 90s, following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the palpable international tension as well as the stark political and economic chasm that separated the two main blocs has slowly disappeared. Nonetheless, the perpetual conflict between the United States and the Russian Federation continues to be expressed in subtle ways. Although these two nations have sometimes been forced to forgo their conflict and collaborate to ensure mutual prosperity and international security, their association has generally been met with cynical apprehension.